Italy’s Novamont has increased production at its Mater-Biopolymer plant south of Rome by 25 per cent in order to manufacture more Origo-Bi biopolyesters and components of Mater-Bi compostable bioplastics. The €70 million ($80m) investment, which could rise to €100m ($115m) within three years, will boost production capacity from 120,000 tonnes a year to 150,000t. The…